"I love Wikipedia. I love using it, frequently spending
many a spare minute (that I don't actually have) simply wandering
from one entry to another, learning things I never knew I never
knew. I love it, too, as an amazing example of why sharing and
openness work. For those who aren't programmers, and who therefore
don't grok the evident rightness of the open source methodology,
Wikipedia is a great way of explaining how it's done and why it's
"So imagining a world without Wikipedia is pretty frightening.
Actually, you don't need to imagine it, because apparently it just
happened a few hours ago:
"As of the time of this writing, Wikipedia has been down and out
for around 40 minutes. As of yet, there is no explanation as to
why, but Twitter seems to be buzzing about it as well."
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